Stay in a luxury apartment just a few miles from RSPB Minsmere. Visit where Springwatch was based in 2014/15 and is being filmed in 2016.
Highsteppers is an ideal luxury base for a romantic week for two or a fun weekend for friends. Go cycling in the beautiful local countryside, or birdwatching at Minsmere. Then relax in the pool before watching the sun do down over Blythe Valley in your own gorgeous, quiet, spacious home-from-home.
Some snippets from our Guest Book:
“Great views from the apartment – barn owls, egrets, heron, kestrel”
“We never tire of the view from the windows and love the Suffolk countryside and coast”
“As always when we stay, wonderful views, lovely apartment”
“Wonderful week in a beautifully furnished apartment. Swimming pool is an added bonus”
Sleeps 4 in two doubles
Short breaks min 3 nights
Short breaks not at peaks
Start day Saturday
DVD, Video, Stereo/CD
Bed linen (duvets) and towels provided
Indoor heated pool open all year
Gas central heating
Shop and pub nearby
Non smokers only
Highsteppers is a first and second floor apartment within a Georgian Grade II listed building named “Blythview” which once served as a workhouse. Blythview is approached by an impressive driveway flanked by trees and, as the name suggests, has spectacular views over the Blyth Valley.
Why Highsteppers? It was the name of our first house when we got married back in 1967 – named after a house we aspired to at the time but couldn’t afford. We have very fond memories of it. It seemed to fit the apartment as it’s on a hill and you have to go up some steps!
The first floor has the living room with two sofas in the sitting area, a dining table with seating for six in the wooden floored dining area, and kitchen with a breakfast table and chairs for four.
The second floor has two double bedrooms, the bathroom with toilet and basin. One bedroom has an en-suite shower room with toilet and basin.
Surrounded by open countryside, Highsteppers lies in a tranquil setting, with the Suffolk Heritage Coast and the towns of Southwold and Walberswick just 10 minutes drive away, providing an ideal location for families, walkers and bird watchers.
Highsteppers apartment is situated just a few minutes’ drive from the pretty unspoilt village of Blythburgh, with its famous 13th century church, and has the added bonus of a shared indoor heated swimming pool (14m x 4m, depth 1.2m) and a small gym within the grounds of Blythview.
A shop and pub are just three quarters of a mile away. Minsmere RSPB Bird Reserve, the villages Dunwich and Snape, and the towns of Aldeburgh and Framlingham are all within a half hour drive, and there are many other pretty, sleepy Suffolk villages nearby.
Highsteppers may be booked along with Red Lodge Barn, our nearby 19th Century Suffolk brick barn, which can accommodate six people. It’s a spacious self-contained 2-bedroom holiday cottage that stands in an acre of grounds overlooking Middleton Moor.